Sleeping in Airports

Rotterdam Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Rotterdam Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I could see one or two security guys in an office on the second floor, but they never found me much interesting. -gizla

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, but modern single-terminal international airport with clean facilities and a limited variety of shops and restaurants.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • The airport can get pretty deserted at night, which can feel a little unnerving, especially to solo travelers.
  • Have a travel blanket or sleeping bag handy for added comfort and warmth in the chilly airport terminal.

Where to Sleep

  • There are a few benches near the vending machines behind the elevator. If those are taken, try the benches near the door to departures. This area can feel a bit breezy and cold, so have a travel blanket or sweater to stay warm!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Rotterdam Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Worldhotel Wings Rotterdam – (3 minute walk from the airport) Located 100m from the airport terminal.  » Check Rates
  • Best Western Plus Rotterdam Airport Hotel – (8 minute walk or 3 minute drive from the airport) Located in front of the airport. Free airport shuttle runs from 7:00AM to 11:00PM, Monday through Friday.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Rotterdam Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Rotterdam Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, at the currency exchange office.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby change facilities are available: Landside, look for the room behind the elevator in the central hall. Airside, you will find a room beside the Airport Shop. Microwaves are included for warming baby bottles.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available in the main hall and in parking lots. Rate: You will need to insert a 50 cents coin that will be returned when you return the cart.

Currency Exchange – Travelex is available for currency exchange, providing change, etc. Location: Landside. Hours: 5:30AM – 7:00PM (Mon – Fri), 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Sat) and 10:00AM – 5:00PM (Sun).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a convenience shop (shop closes at 7:00PM every day except Sundays when it closes at 6:00PM).

Food / Beverages – At the time of this update there are no 24-hour food and beverage concessions available. Here is a list of options at the airport:
» Landside: Restaurant de Horizon (Hours: 8:00AM – last flight) • Espresso Bar (Hours: according to flights).
» Airside: Self-Service Restaurant (Hours: 5:00AM – last flight) • Espresso Bar (Hours: 5:30AM – 11:00PM) • Sandwich Corner (Hours: 5:00AM – last flight) • Bar and Lounge Terrace (Hours:5:00AM – last flight).

Information Desk – Location: transit hall. Hours: 7:00AM – last incoming flight.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. There are two smoking areas landside, one outside the terminal building and the other on the terrace of De Horizon restaurant. An Airside location is available at the Terrace.

Terrace – Location: Access via Restaurant de Horizon. Fees: Free.

Airport Hours

The Central Hall is open 24 hours a day. Airside only remains open according to flight schedule.


As of February 2018, Rotterdam airport is served by the following airlines: Transavia • City Jet • British Airways • TUIFly • Vueling.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle

Airport Shuttle route 50 links the airport to the Hague. Fare is payable via OV-chipkaart. OV-chipkaarts are sold at the airport, ticket machines and bookstores.


Bus 33 travels to Rotterdam Central Station and to Metro Station Meijersplein. From Meijersplein station, you can get to Rotterdam Central Station via RandstadRail in 7 minutes, and to The Hague Central Station in 27 minutes. Fare is payable via OV-chipkaart, or directly to the driver for a slightly higher cost.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have offices onsite: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Green Motion, Hertz and Sixt.


Taxis are readily available at the airport during airport hours of operation.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.